It is ideal for someone to stand-up and introduce the film. Here’s an idea of what you might say:

Thank you very much for coming to this special screening of The Genius of Marian, presented by [Your Organization Here]. Our hope is that tonight’s event will be a catalyst to encourage having meaningful conversations about Alzheimer’s disease and family caregiving. Learning how to communicate through all the changes that this disease brings is one of the most important things we can do as a community.

Over 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s and requiring over 15 million caregivers. I’m sure many of you here have been affected by the disease. The Genius of Marian presents an intimate view of one family’s struggle to come to terms with the changes Alzheimer’s disease brings. I look forward to discussing afterwards.

If you enjoy the film tonight, I’d ask that you to tell your friends and family about it, and encourage others to host screenings.

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Thanks again for your support, and please enjoy The Genius of Marian.